Elle & Onna's Shine Detail's technicians cleanse and customize automobiles of all shapes and sizes. Customers with cars, SUVs, trucks, vans, or human-size hamster balls can roll into the shop and let staffers rejuvenate their vehicles' exteriors with a clay-bar treatment, hand wash and wax, or headlight restoration. Interior-focused services include carpet shampooing, leather cleaning and conditioning, and odor removal. Elle & Onna's team also personalizes motorized chariots with window tints, which can block out harmful ultraviolet rays and keep cabins from reaching temperatures capable of turning grapes into sun-dried tomatoes.
The Movie & Pizza Company lets you dine in with friends or take your meal and a movie (the flick is not included in your Groupon) home for you, your family, and the feral squirrel you've befriended. Top your pies with anything from Cajun chicken to pesto to veggie heaven (roasted red peppers, feta, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic), or opt for the traditional mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, or sausage (12-inch pies range from $11 to $15, and 16-inch pies run $13 to $20). If the regular selection doesn't perk your palate, start with a blank slate and add your own toppings ($1 each for a 12-inch pie, $1.50 each for a 16-inch). The Company's menu also features an array of specialty salads ($6.50), sandwiches ($7), and pastas ($9–$10).
Graceland Mansion, the 14-acre estate of Elvis Presley and a National Historic Landmark, mesmerizes tour-goers with the king’s untouched digs, glitzy duds, six museums, and exhibits. The three-hour Graceland Platinum Tour features Elvis's famed Jungle Room with indoor waterfall, music room, and more. The rest of the tour is self-guided and includes stops at Elvis’s two custom jets and the automobile museum housing more than 33 sets of wheels, including the legendary pink Cadillac, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, and the movie-starring red MG from Blue Hawaii. Explore the Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit showcasing the king’s handmade shirts, glittery getup, and collection of early 1950's MP3 players, and three special exhibits— Elvis Lives: The King and Pop Culture, ’68 Special, and Elvis in the News —which document decades of Elvis’s history and rise to stardom with interactive elements.
Car Wash USA Express's 3-minute tunnel wash grooms vehicles with a suite of sanitizing foams and shines. During each ultimate car wash, applications of Bug Off pluck critters from the premises as tire cleaners groom car feet and foamy bath treatments clear away grime, road film, and the smell of tow trucks past. After a high-pressure blast dispenses lingering gunk, coats of Lustra Tri-Gloss and LustraShield total-body protectant gild the clean exterior, tires get scrubbed, and a wheel blaster whittles away filth. Next, a shining treatment spruces up the tires, a spot-free rinse sprays away any leftover suds, and a dryer leaves the car shiny and moisture-free.
When Sam Meineke opened his first automotive shop in 1972, they only sold mufflers. Today, more than 870 shops staff skilled mechanics to keep cars running smoothly with an extensive list of services. They replace drained batteries, fix faulty air conditioners, and inspect brakes. Meineke's Preferred and Supreme oil-change services come with roadside assistance in case your car comes down with mad-car disease.
There are no roads in the sky—just clouds and the floating mansions of America's billionaires. Similarly, Downtown Aviation's flying lessons don't follow one set pathway to pilot certification. Using FAA-approved materials, the school's certified flight instructors can teach a fast-paced course or follow a more casual lesson plan. But the endpoint remains the same: a student, private, or sport certificate.
One of the most exciting moments during training occurs approximately 20–25 hours into instruction, when students take the controls for their first solo flight. As they soar over Memphis or Olive Branch, taking in bird's eye views through the cockpit windshield, some may feel inspired to pursue flying as a career. Luckily, they won't have to look for a new school. Downtown Aviation's faculty trains pilots for their commercial certificates and airline transport pilot licenses. The staff can also maintain pilots' aircrafts at their Cessna-certified service center.
The ASE-certified mechanics at Express Oil Change and Service Center perform routine check-ups inside an eco-friendly facility where all used motor oil is lovingly recycled. During the 10-minute oil change, the technicians drain each vehicle of its worn-out vital fluids before infusing it with up to five quarts of regular Valvoline oil, ensuring that each piston moves as smoothly as a buttered snake. A new oil filter keeps contaminants away from delicate parts, and a 20-point safety inspection ensures that air filters, steering, and suspension are all functioning properly. The auto doctors will also top off fluids, check exterior lights for continued flashiness, carefully inspect the undercarriage, lubricate the chassis, and rotate the tires.